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True model making art here!!!

Question:  How did you do the "T" extrusions for the ceiling of the wells?

I see some well defined rivet heads and I think you said that was photoetch?

 

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hi folks :)

 

On 2/10/2019 at 10:22 PM, Fvdm said:

Nice work as always Peter. I like the fulehoses with the white writing on it. Did you buy these or are they also homemade? 

 

On 2/12/2019 at 11:49 PM, clarkis said:

How the heck did you get that labeling on those fuel lines? Awesome attention to detail with your work, Peter!

Clark

 

 

Hi guys - I have to confess this is already on the heat shrink tubing I use - I think it's for electrical stuff so it has codes & temps or something on it

 

I quite like it so will leave as is - plus I don't know how to get it off :)

 

 

On 2/13/2019 at 9:42 PM, KUROK said:

True model making art here!!!

Question:  How did you do the "T" extrusions for the ceiling of the wells?

I see some well defined rivet heads and I think you said that was photoetch?

 

 

 

Hi Kurok - if you go back a few pages you can see I made a PE strip with the actual scale width and a plinth & rivet spacing all according to the drawings and then had these made. from there I put half the strip in a hold&fold tool so I could add the top of the T piece from plastic card

 

then once painted I just ran sandpaper accross the rivets to bring them out :)

 

so, I am really glad this week is over - just look at all this piping...

 

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I got some 0/6 and 0.8 solder from Amazon which was all I could think would be silver, but flexible enough to be able to bend..

 

the inherent problem in this is that is also easy to bend by accident, so I would roll it flat using a sheet of balsa and a book (so as not to scar it), slide a brass tube along it to where I wanted to bend it and then bend as needed.

 

This works but for stringing it through holes, through or behind fittings it was an extremely tiring, demanding and frustrating job.. one I could really only do for 30 mins (or a pipe) at a time..

 

I made loads of fittings and parts the pipes connect to and while I don't have in progress pics, now I have done the bulk of it, and added the door retraction jacks, I took a bunch of photos of where it is at...

 

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..and in detail..

 

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..so thats it - my eyes hurt :)

 

onto the uplocks & all the big pipes in the big hole at the front next...

 

TTFN

 

Peter

 

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Now that looks the DB’s, Peter. Beautiful, skillful work.

 

Goodness me, using soft solder wire for all those straight lengths!  And for your next trick perhaps you’ll be turning water into flat perspex? :ninja:

 

Torben

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9 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

Here is where I normally would plead you to stop as you are outright embarrassing the rest of our so-called modeling "skills", but its all SO good I cant say it!   :lol: 

 

Don't feel bad Brian , we build small models of airplanes , he builds small airplanes.

 

I think there's a difference  :huh:

 

 

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Oh come on now. Stop it, no don't.

 

I think what is hard to appreciate from these photos is just how small all those pipes and fittings actually are. You must have eyes like an eagle and the dexterity of an octopus.

 

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